Saturday, February 12, 2011

Tobin again!

above yet another view of the tobin bridge. as mentioned, i see this bridge every day, since it is right next to the lab where i work (unfortunately i cannot see it from my window). to me this scene is very american; desolate, the electricity (or whatever) wires above ground, the huge bridge... to the left you see the toll booth; just before that i took this picture. i think it is amazing that while on top of the bridge you are about to drive into the center of boston, while down below you are in deserted charlestown almost at the end of the world... :) (i was recently at the main campus and a nurse said to me; charlestown, ugh, nothing is there.. the perfect place for you scientists...)
as you can see, the snow is getting ugly. it has melted a bit, then it froze again, so its now a dirty, icy mass. although this part of the road looks rather good, many roads are even worse than they were before the snow. small and larger potholes are popping up everywhere; a result of the freezing and thawing, when water gets into small cracks in the road. if you dont have a big american car your rides becomes rather bumpy... (or... even more bumpy....) 
i still didnt manage to photograph the entire bridge... maybe next time... :)
in the meantime, i spent the entire behind my laptop.. trying to write a grant... yugghhh...

9 comments:

Tim said...

all those people looking for tobin bridge directions will have a nice scenic route via this blog, and they can enjoy these nice pictures!!

CaT said...

:)

Upper Cesc said...

Every day we cross bridges. And they are not metaphors of the life...

Eyeliquor said...

Well done!
Glorious colors!
Have a nice sunday :)

biebkriebels said...

I think I prefer to go over the bridge and not the area under it.

Sylvia Neumann said...

hahahaha, just right for you scientists:)!?! I actually despise, as a woman, all these desolated places. They are always the perfect site for rape. Maybe again a product of a male dominated world. Sometimes I am jealous that guys do not have to be afraid of rape. But maybe I am just paranoid and going a bit off the road here.

Anyway, thanks for referring to my post:)

Tim said...

i think there are a lot of women who have a lot more reason to be afraid. none of them live, however, in the vicinity of this bridge..

and by the way. i saw by mistake a television program about that when i was about 10 or so and i was terrified, really terrified that i might be a psychopath or something because they said that this or that psychopath liked to play videogames..and so did i, so i was afraid too, and very much so.

Sylvia Neumann said...

hmmm, I guess that is the downside. Ones a guy was following me and trying to pass by. When he finally caught up he told me, hey I usually pass women, so they won't be afraid that somebody is following them, but with you that was really difficult. I must have been walking really fast, it was in Bochum and they basically build the dorms in a forest outside town, how convenient... So yes, I guess both sides are difficult...

CaT said...

aargghh. i tried to type a reply to you all.. but too tired.. :( written too much grant stuff and am tired of writing..
so; thanks for the comments! i always enjoy them!!